Oakdale has a general population of 8,075 and an overall student population of 5,532. Approximately 5,532 of Oakdale's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Dowling College is the largest art school in Oakdale, based on student population. In 2010, Dowling College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in art.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an art degree from one of Oakdale's art schools. If you decide to attend a art school in Oakdale, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $22,850.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakdale-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,950.
If you decide to work as an artist in Oakdale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 artists in New York were working in the greater Oakdale area. The government projects that the number of artists in Oakdale will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Oakdale is $33,780 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.